John H. Locke, 80, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. died on Tuesday, October 17, 2019 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
John was born the son of the late Madelyn (Jahr) and John C. Locke on July 15, 2019 in Flushing, New York. He was educated in Flushing and graduated from St. Andrews School class of 1957.
John was a patriot. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged at the rank of SP5 E-5 on December 31, 1967.
On August 1, 1992 he exchanged vows with Barbara F. Langill at the Gazebo in the Ashuelot River Park in Keene. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for twenty-seven years.
John was employed by Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical in Keene. He was employed as a courier for twenty-three years until his retirement in 2015.
He had many interests in life. Time was spent bowling and swimming. He loved to travel and go sight seeing with his wife, Barbara. He was an avid sports fan and loved being grandpa.
Mr. Locke is survived by his wife Barbara F. Locke of Keene. His children; Jeanine Locke of FL. and Christy Sicke of R.I. Children from a combined marriage; Richard Comerford Jr. and his wife, Gretchen of Marlborough and Scott Comerford and his wife, Laurie of Keene. A sister, Jean Fitzpatrick of Jackson, N.J. In addition, he leaves; six grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John is pre-deceased by his sister Madalyn Locke who passed in 2017.
In keeping with John’s wishes there are no services at this time. Donations can be made in memory of John H. Locke to: Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE. 68010. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.co